“Survival from cardiac arrest depends on immediately receiving CPR, but only 46 percent of people who suffer an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest receive CPR from a bystander,” the news release said. “Studies show that Hands-Only CPR is equally as effective as conventional mouth-to-mouth CPR, and people are more likely to feel comfortable performing it.”
More than 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of hospitals each year, with more than 20 percent happening in public places like airports, casinos and sports venues, the news release said.
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